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lament
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • He lived out the remainder of his life in Azkaban, lamenting the loss of Marvolo’s last heirloom, and is buried beside the prison, alongside the other poor souls who have expired within its walls.
  • Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before: a stricken lament of terrible beauty.
  • Fawkes’s lament was still echoing over the dark grounds outside.
  • In fact, it looked almost exactly as it had done when he and Dumbledore had left it mere hours previously: the silver instruments whirring and puffing on their spindle legged tables, Gryffindor’s sword in its glass case gleaming in the moonlight, the Sorting Hat on a shelf behind the desk, the Fawkes’s perch stood empty, he was still crying his lament to the grounds.
  • Chapter 29: The Pheonix Lament C ’mere, Harry "

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  • She lamented the loss.
  • We lamented our sad circumstances.

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